Thursday, August 17, 2006

Decoding Error Codes

While i'm on the topic of Windows shortcuts, I'll talk about a command prompt tool that'll decode error codes for you quickly.

net helpmsg <code>

Will respond back with a sentance explaining the error. For example:

net helpmsg 17
The system cannot move the file to a different disk drive.

Very handy! The only catch is that the error code needs to be in decimal...not hex!

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